This day last year, the children of TLM, their carers and staff were waking up with bellies full of cake, hearts full of love and spirits full of joy.
The night previous had been the first annual Tumaini La Maisha Festival in partnership with our friends at Nafasi Art Space. Attended by more than 500 guests and raising more than 8 million Tanzanian Shillings, the Festival was a huge success (and so much fun!)
The festival was born of an idea to expand the psycho-social treatment offered to children being treated for cancer at Upendo/Tumaini Ward to include even more art and music therapy. Nafasi Art Space have become an integral part of the Tumaini La Maisha family and welcome the children well enough for amazing wonder-filled Friday outings throughout the year, alongside partnering with us on our beloved Festival!
This year our theme is AfroPunk - inspired by our clown doctors and rockstar kids!
We are so excited for this years Festival at Nafasi Art Space, Eyasi Road, Mikocheni B from 3pm till late. We are so lucky to have our friends Grace Matata, Frankie Maston, Mandela, Uhuru Republic, Safi Theatre, DJ Boniluv and many more coming to entertain us! We will also have performances from the children of TLM as well as pop-up shops, delicious food vendors, kids art exhibitions and much more! Karibuni wote - welcome everyone!